Apart from; in the phrase "other than".
(ethnicity or race) To label as "other".
- above all others
- a person, group, or entity perceived as being the opposite of or alien to oneself or one's group
- on a recent day (or night, afternoon, etc.)
- some unspecified or unknown way (or place, time, thing, etc.)
somehow or other, we'll raise the money
Other Word Forms of Other
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Other
- of all others
- the Other
- the other day (or night, afternoon, etc.)
- somehow or other
Origin of Other
From Middle English other, from Old English ōþer (“other, second"), from Proto-Germanic *anþeraz (“other, second"), from Proto-Indo-European *ánteros (“other"). Cognate with Scots uther, ither (“other"), Old Frisian ōther, ("other"; > North Frisian üđer, ööder, ouder), Old Saxon ōthar (“other"), Old High German ander (“other"), Old Norse annarr, øðr-, aðr- (“other, second"), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌸𐌰𐍂 (anþar, “other"), Old Prussian anters, antars (“other, second"), Lithuanian antroks (“other", pronoun), Latvian otrs, otrais (“second"), Russian второй (vtoroy, “second"), Albanian ndÃ«rroj (“to change, switch, alternate"), Sanskrit अन्तर (ántara, “different"), Sanskrit अन्य (anyá, “other, different").
Middle English from Old English ōther al-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Probably Old English oþþe.
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